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Water tower vandalized

Crime Stoppers is seeking information about vandals who put paint on the Pawnee Rock water tower this past week. Great Bend Police Cheif Dean Akings, speaking for Crime Stoppers, said someone vandalized the tower sometime between 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, and 8 a.m. on Sunday. The cost of repairs is $1,000.

August 16, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Great Bend man flown to Wichita after rollover

Michael Allan Wilkerson, 30, of Great Bend, was flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita via air ambulance after a rollover accident at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday in Barton County, 1.5 miles north of Great Bend.

August 16, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Vehicles collide on county road

Vehicles driven by Brian A. Witt, 36, Claflin, and Marisa F. Rose, 23, Great Bend, collided at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of SE 10 Ave.

August 15, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Correction

In Tuesday's story about the USD 428 School Board meeting, the donation of $3,000 of carpeting services for the football changing room was donated by Assistant Coach Jay Black, not Coach Bo Black. We apologize for the error.

August 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs


DASH Diet program Friday

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free program on the "DASH Diet," at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Presenter Linda Black said the DASH diet is physician-recommended because it is a balanced plan, proven to improve health.

August 14, 2012 | | Area Briefs


KHP works injury accidents

Kansas Highway Patrol responded to a two-vehicle collision Saturday in Barton County, and a one-vehicle accident Sunday in Russell County.

August 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Two injured in one-vehicle accident

HOISINGTON - Jerrad Lee Umphrey, 20, and Seth Owen, 15, both of Hoisington, were transported to Clara Barton Hospital on Saturday after the pickup they were in went off the 800 block of NW 10 Ave.

August 13, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Rec Commission to award T-shirt bid

The Great Bend Recreation Commission will award the contract for next year's T-shirt order when the board meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St.

August 11, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Area man injured in rollover

Barton County deputies were dispatched to a one-vehicle rollover injury accident around 11:20 p.m. Thursday. They arrived to find a 1999 BMW driven by Great Bend-area resident David Lazarof, 22, in a ditch at NE 10 Ave. and NE 30 Road.

August 10, 2012 | | Area Briefs


GBPL Teen Department to show 'The Hunger Games'

The Teen Department at the Great Bend Public Library will show "The Hunger Games" at its next Teen Movie Night, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18.

August 09, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Man living in Great Bend indicted

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A citizen of Mexico who had been living in Great Bend has been charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Thursday.

August 09, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Claflin man injured

A Claflin man was taken to Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington Wednesday evening after the truck he was driving went into a ditch in the 1800 block of Susank Road.

August 09, 2012 | | Area Briefs


Fire destroys hay shed

Note: This brief has been updated to correct the name Keith Miller. Property owners reported the hay from this building was still burning Friday afternoon.

August 08, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Pool closes Sunday; dog day is Aug. 18

The last day for the Wetlands water park in Great Bend will be Sunday, Aug. 12. Hours are from 12:30-5:30 p.m.

August 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs


​Two injured in Ellsworth County

Two people were injured Monday when a motorcycle went off K-111, approximately six miles north of Kanopolis in Ellsworth County.

August 07, 2012 | | Area Briefs


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